Re: 115g VLD Berger for deer?
Fifty~ can't dispute, in fact, I agree with your take on the subject, has a lot of merit. I'm not really backpeddaling, because I shoot or have used most of the examples you named, but don't have any personal experience with the 280AI. It sure makes sense to me, though.
And, then again, you never know without trying. I have had mostly trouble with feeding the second and fourth rounds, but my experience is limited.
Good hunting. LB